Higher Human Biology

red and white blood cells

Within SSERC we have a range of activities which may be useful to support learning and teaching and these are listed in the following sections. Please note that some activities may be useful in more than one Unit and indeed may be useful in other Courses (e.g. Higher Biology, Advanced Higher Biology) and our categorisation of activities reflects this flexibility.


The Higher Human Biology Course has four mandatory Units:


SQA Assignment

SSERC has been involved in the preparation of resource packs to support the Higher Human Biology Assignment.  We have, to date, produced two such resources and these are available from the links below.  Please note that these are draft resource packs at this stage.  Final versions will be made available in the near future.


The following will be useful to those with an interest in the Ebola outbreak:

Special Collection (Science, Thursday 18 September 2014).  Given the current outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographical spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made this collection of research and news articles on Ebola viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public. Access the collection here.


Data Sets

We have gathered together a number of data sets using standard protocols.  Access the data sets and associated files here.

The Zika virus


We have gathered together some background notes on the Zika virus together with links to other information sources.  Access our notes here. 


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